Who should complete this course?

Are you responsible for shipping, handling, or offering transport for samples considered Infectious Substances, Category A? If so, per the Hazardous Materials Regulation, it is required to complete this training course every two years (or if regulations change). Failure to properly pack and ship materials is a violation of the law and is punishable with fines or imprisonment. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.


Registration: If you are a UAB Campus Employee, go to the Campus Learning System to complete this training course. If you are an Academic Student, UAB Hospital, or UAB Medicine, follow these registration instructions.
To access transcripts, log into Learning Locker.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify and properly classify Infectious Substances, Category A.
  2. Pack samples correctly with appropriate primary and secondary containment.
  3. Mark and labels any shipping packages correctly.
  4. Accurately complete the appropriate shipping documents and/or permits.
  5. Follow necessary safety guidelines to avoid any accidents or injuries.


Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in shipping Infectious Substances, Category A. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.

Call 205-934-2487 for more information.